Boston mobster 'Whitey' Bulger's possessions fetch $100,000 at auction

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'Whitey' Bulger's possessions to going to auction

June 25 (Reuters) - Former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's personal possessions - including a pen holder designed to look like a rat and a three-carat, heart-shaped diamond ring - fetched more than $100,000 at an auction in Boston on Saturday.

Law enforcement officials sold off hundreds of items seized when federal agents captured the fugitive mobster in an apartment in Santa Monica, California, in 2011.

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Bulger, 86, ruled Boston's criminal underworld for a quarter-century before going on the lam after a corrupt FBI agent alerted him that he was about to be arrested. He survived 16 years on the run before he was finally caught with $800,000 in cash and a cache of weapons.

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Guests look at items belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are displayed during before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Home decorations belonging to Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend of notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger, are displayed during a press preview before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Notes written by notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are seen in the book 'Ghettostadt: Lodz and the Making of a Nazi City' during a press preview before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Shoes and hats belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are displayed during a press preview before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Guests look at items belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are displayed during before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Cat mugs belonging to Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend of notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger, are displayed during a press preview before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A skull ring once belonging to James 'Whitey' Bulger and being offered for auction is seen in an undated picture released by the U.S. Marshals Service. Courtesy U.S. Marshals Service/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Guests look at items belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are displayed during before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Pictures of pets owned by belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger and his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig are displayed during before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A man looks at jewelry belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are displayed during before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A skull ring belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger is displayed during a press preview before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Guests look at items belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are displayed during before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sweatpants belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are displayed during a press preview before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Books belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are displayed during a press preview before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A digital blood pressure monitor and cat book belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are displayed during a press preview before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A Stanley Cup Championship ring once belonging to James 'Whitey' Bulger and being offered for auction is seen in an undated picture released by the U.S. Marshals Service. Courtesy U.S. Marshals Service/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Shoes, clothing, and hats belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are displayed during a press preview before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A calendar belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger is displayed during before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Notes written by notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger are seen in the book 'A Criminal and An Irishman' during a press preview before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A gold claddagh ring belonging to notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger is displayed during a press preview before an asset-forfeiture auction in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off items seized in 2011 from the Santa Monica hideout of the Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A collection of crime books are displayed among items belonging to James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig, which will be auctioned off this weekend at the Boston Convention Center, Friday, June 24, 2016, in Boston. The proceeds will be divided among the families of Bulger's victims. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
A hat and selection of clothing are displayed among items belonging to James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig, which will be auctioned off this weekend at the Boston Convention Center, Friday, June 24, 2016, in Boston. The proceeds will be divided among the families of Bulger's victims. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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The items sold on Saturday ranged from the mundane to the unique. Three pairs of sneakers, along with a pair of black slippers and a pair of sandals, went for $210; a punching bag shaped like a man drew $4,900; and an enormous collection of books, many of them focused on World War II and the Holocaust and containing Bulger's handwritten notes, sold for thousands of dollars in all.

The white bucket hat Bulger was wearing at the time of his capture went for $6,400.

The auction ended around 2 p.m., with the final sale a floor safe for $525.

The proceeds of the auction will go to his victims, according to the U.S Marshals Service, which is overseeing the auction.

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Bulger was convicted in 2013 of either committing or ordering 11 murders, among other crimes, and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. He is in federal prison in Sumter, Florida.

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FILE--James J. "Whitey" Bulger appears in a variety of FBI file photos spanning years from 1983 to 1994. The FBI has disclosed that Bulger has helped its agents for nearly 20 years, and that secret alliance, which has raised issues of entrapment, might undo the long effort to bring down the New England mob. Whitey, long known as a leader and enforcer in the local mob, is brother of the former long-time Mass. state senate president Billy Bulger. (AP Photo/FBI, File)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 6: University of Massachusetts President William Bulger, brother of fugitive Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger, is sworn in before a congressional committee lead by U.S. Rep. Dan Burton, chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform probing ties between FBI agents and mob informants, at Suffolk Superior Court House December 6, 2002 in Boston, Massachusetts. Bulger refused to answer any of the committee's questions citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The panel wanted to question Bulger about his brother James 'Whitey' Bulger, a notorious gang leader wanted in connection with 21 murders. 'Whitey' Bulger was also a valued informant who provided the FBI with information about New England cells of the Italian Mafia. (Photo by Douglas McFadd/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 2: Two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) artist composite images of fugitive James 'Whitey' Bulger are shown in this handout photo released by the FBI January 2, 2003 in Washington, DC. Bulger is on the FBI's top ten most wanted fugitive list for crimes related to his involvement with the Mafia, specifically on charges of racketeering, extortion and drug trafficking. Bulger has also been charged with being involved in the murders of 21 people. (Photo by FBI/Getty Images)
View of the door of the appartment 303 of the Princess Eugenia building in Santa Monica, California, on June 23, 2011, where James 'Whitey' Bulger was arrested June 22. The FBI finally caught the 81-year-old Bulger who was living for more than 10 years, with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig, under the names of Charles and Carol Gasko, on the third floor of the Princess Eugenia, a three-story, 28-unit building of one- and two-bedroom apartments near the ocean in Santa Monica. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JUNE 19: Mary Bulger, wife of William Bulger, listens as her husband testifies before the House Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill June 19, 2003 in Washington, DC. Bulger is the brother of James 'Whitey' Bulger, an organized crime figure on the FBI's ten most-wanted list. The committee held the hearing to investigate the use of informants by the Justice Department. (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 23: Mary Prang, Special Agent wit the FBI, adjusts a poster featuring fugitives Boston crime boss James 'Whitey' Bulger along with his companion Catherine Greig before a news conference by Steven Martinez, FBI assistant director in charge in Los Angeles, to discuss the arrest of Bulger and Greig at the Los Angeles Federal Building on June 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The FBI announced June 23, 2011 that Bulger was captured in his home in Santa Monica, California by the FBI after a 26-year manhunt when a tip lead law enforcement to the reputed mobster. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 24: Reporters stand outside the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse as James 'Whitey' Bulger and girlfriend Catherine Greig are arraigned June 24, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. Bulger is wanted for the alleged murders of 19 people dating back to the mid 90's and Greig is wanted for harboring a criminal. Both were arrested in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday after 16 years on the run. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 24: Spectators stand outside the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse as James 'Whitey' Bulger and girlfriend Catherine Greig are arraigned June 24, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. Bulger is wanted for the alleged murders of 19 people dating back to the mid 90's and Greig is wanted for harboring a criminal. Both were arrested in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday after 16 years on the run. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Anthony "The Saint" St. Laurent, a convicted mobster, waits to testify before a judge in federal court in Boston, Mass., Tuesday, June 17, 1997. St. Laurent was one of three reputed mobsters ordered to appear in court in the racketeering case of Francis P. "Cadillac Frank" Salemme, who prosecutors claim headed the local underworld. Federal prosecutors recently revealed that Boston underworld figure James J. "Whitey" Bulger, currently a fugitive, is a possible FBI informant. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)
This is a photo of a planned online virtual Wanted Poster, designed by internet provider Terra Lycos of Waltham, Mass., and released Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 in Boston, in an effort to aid in the apprehension of reputed Boston mobster James " Whitey" Bulger. Working with federal investigators, Terra Lycos hopes the placing of the posters over their worldwide network will assit in Bulger's capture. (AP Photo/Patricia McDonnell)
FILE - A poster featuring fugitives James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig is seen at the FBI field office in Boston, in this June 20, 2011 file photo. FBI agents on the trail of Bulger are turning to TV ads aimed at women as they try to bring the fugitive Boston mob boss to justice after 16 years on the run. The 30-second ad is scheduled to start running Tuesday in 14 television markets. The FBI finally caught the 81-year-old Bulger Wednesday June 22, 2011 at a residence in Santa Monica along with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig, just days after the government launched the new publicity campaign to locate the fugitive mobster, said Steven Martinez, FBI's assistant director in charge in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
Police and FBI surround the apartment building in Santa Monica, Calif., where fugitive crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his longtime companion Catherine Greig were arrested, Wednesday evening, June 22, 2011. The two were arrested without incident, the FBI said. Bulger was the leader of the Winter Hill Gang when he fled in January 1995 after being tipped by a former Boston FBI agent that he was about to be indicted. (AP Photo/David Zentz
The name of "Gasko" is seen on an apartment directory, where fugitive crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his longtime companion Catherine Greig lived using the alias, in Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, June 23, 2011. Bulger spent almost all of his 16 years on the lam in the same Santa Monica apartment complex, paying his rent in cash every month while he and his girlfriend hid from one of the biggest manhunts in U.S. history, the property managers said Thursday. The Boston mob boss was captured Wednesday near Los Angeles after 16 years on the run. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
An FBI agent holds an evidence bag outside an apartment complex where fugitive crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his longtime companion Catherine Greig were arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, June 23, 2011. The Boston mob boss was captured near Los Angeles after 16 years on the run that embarrassed the FBI and exposed the bureau's corrupt relationship with its underworld informants. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Victims' family members, Steve Davis, left, and Tommy Donahue clasp hands as they react outside federal court in Boston Tuesday, June 12, 2012, after Catherine Greig, who spent 16 years on the run with former Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, was sentenced to eight years in prison for helping to hide one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger, right, listens to his defensive attorney, J.W. Carney Jr., during closing arguments at U.S. District Court, in Boston, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. Bulger's lawyers used their closing arguments to go after three gangsters who took the stand against the reputed Boston crime boss, portraying them as pathological liars whose testimony was bought and paid for by prosecutors. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
A courtroom sketch depicts James "Whitey" Bulger, center, during a pretrial conference before U.S. District Judge Denise Casper, left rear, in a federal courtroom in Boston Monday, June 3, 2013. Bulger is flanked by his attorneys Henry Brennan, left, and J.W. Carney Jr., standing at right. Jury selection begins Tuesday for Bulger's trial. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
This courtroom sketch depicts Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, upper right, on the witness stand as defendant James "Whitey" Bulger listens, seated middle, next to his defense attorney J. W. Carney Jr., seated far right, while prosecutor Fred Wyshak, standing left, questions Flemmi during Bulger's racketeering and murder trial at U.S. District Court in Boston, Friday, July 19, 2013. Flemmi, who was once Bulger's loyal partner, has recounted multiple killings he says Bulger was involved in, either as a triggerman or a driving force. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
Media surround Steven Davis, right, brother of Debra Davis, as he speaks outside federal court where a jury found James "Whitey" Bulger guilty on several counts of murder, racketeering and conspiracy Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 in Boston. Jurors could not agree whether Bulger was involved in Debra Davis' killing. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
This is a 1986 FBI handout photo of New England organized crime figure James J. "Whitey" Bulger. Bulger has been a fugitive from the law since January 1995, after being indicted on federal racketeering charges. (AP Photo/FBI)
This is an undated FBI handout photo released Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, showing reputed Boston mobster and fugitive James J. "Whitey" Bulger. Bulger, 69, who disappeared in 1995 as law enforcement agencies were about to arrest him, is seen in this photo found by the FBI during an evidence search in Boston, wearing a leather coat and hat. (AP Photo/FBI Handout)
FILE - This file June 23, 2011 booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger, captured in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. Bulger was convicted in a Boston federal court in August 2013 on a broad indictment that included racketeering charges in a string of murders in the 1970s and '80s, as well as extortion, money-laundering and weapons charges. A federal appeals court in Boston heard arguments Monday, July 27, 2015 on his bid to overturn his racketeering conviction. Bulger was not present for the proceedings. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)
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His longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, who lived in hiding with Bulger and who owned a number of the items up for auction on Saturday, was sentenced to eight years for harboring a fugitive. In April, she received an additional 21 months after refusing to answer questions as to whether anyone helped the couple while in hiding.

Bulger's rise to power and eventual flight were chronicled in the book "Black Mass," which was adapted into a 2015 film starring Johnny Depp as the mobster. (Reporting by Joseph Ax; Additional reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by David Gregorio)

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